12:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Marvel's 'Inhumans' Taps Feature Director for Imax Episodes (Exclusive)
Marvel, ABC and Imax are going big with The Inhumans.
The companies have tapped feature director Roel Reine to helm the first two episodes of its forthcoming collaboration — both of which will air in Imax theaters, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Picked up with an eight-episode straight-to-series order, The Inhumans is ABC's latest Marvel collaboration. The live-action TV series is not taking the place of the planned feature film and is not a spinoff of ABC's Marvel drama Agents of SHIELD.
The first two episodes will bow in more than 1,000 Imax theaters over Labor Day weekend before heading to ABC in September as part of the network's fall season in a groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind collaboration that helps cut through the crowded fall landscape.
Netherlands native Reine won the Dutch equivalent to an Oscar for best director for his first theatrical feature The Delivery. His 2015 feature Admiral was the only Dutch movie to land in the top 10 in the Netherlands. Stateside, Reine directed his first U.S. TV series with Starz's pirate drama Black Sails. He's repped by APA, Circle of Confusion and Morris Yorn.
The Inhumans, a race of superhumans with diverse and unique powers, were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since then, they have become among the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe. ABC's The Inhumans will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.
Dexter grad Scott Buck will serve as showrunner, marking his second Marvel collaboration after serving in the same capacity on the comic book giant's forthcoming Netflix drama Iron Fist.
The Inhumans becomes ABC's third Marvel series, following SHIELD and the late and great Agent Carter. Inhumans is produced by Marvel, ABC Studios and Imax, with all episodes set to be filmed with Imax cameras.